SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : dbus-1 (SUSE-SU-2014:1724-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 83655
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
Descriptiondbus-1 was updated to version 1.8.12 to fix one security issue.
This security issue was fixed :
- Increase dbus-daemons RLIMIT_NOFILE rlimit to 65536 to stop an attacker from exhausting the file descriptors of the system bus (CVE-2014-7824).
Note: This already includes the fix for the regression that was introduced by the first fix for CVE-2014-7824 in 1.8.10.
On fast systems where local users are considered particularly hostile, administrators can return to the 5 second timeout (or any other value in milliseconds) by saving this as /etc/dbus-1/system-local.conf:
<busconfig> <limit name='auth_timeout'>5000</limit> </busconfig>
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionTo install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :
zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2014-121
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :
zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2014-121
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :
zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2014-121
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.